I wish I could give freely to all of the causes I love and believe in, but I simply can’t. I chose this Giving Tuesday to focus on a few powerful organizations that have had an impact on my family. The first is the kids’ school. Then we have our local animal shelter. For another, there’s a local theatre company that does these immersive, outdoors, magical theatre experiences. And tonight, we’re talking about the USO and this USO Holidays campaign. We’re talking about ways we can help hundreds of thousands of service members who will remain on duty, away from home, this holiday season. Let’s talk about the USO Wishbook and USO Facebook Fundraiser.
This Giving Tuesday, Help the USO Holidays Campaign in Two Ways:
First of all, let’s talk about the USO.
Their mission is to strengthen service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. And the USO asks all military supporters to join in as a Force Behind the Forces® and support its effort to connect service members and their families to home, no matter where they serve. Since they are there for us all year long, this is our chance to be there for our nation’s service members. When they’re stationed away from home for the holidays, this can mean missing precious moments and favorite traditions. As they work tirelessly and make sacrifices, even the smallest reminder of home can have an impact.
Where do you come in?
Now more than ever, our nation’s service members need our help to bridge the distance – to family, home, and country. And what you can give this holiday season is one of the most meaningful gifts – a gift that helps our Armed Forces remain a force for good in the world. I have two easy ways you can give a meaningful gift to help our military heroes for Giving Tuesday, and beyond. And your gifts will help show service members and military families that they are not alone, and that we all stand behind them.
The USO WishBook!
Wishbook is an online alternative giving catalog that offers donors a way to support the USO by purchasing symbolic gifts for friends and loved ones that help America’s service members and their families. You can send comfort packages, fill the feature films library, and send long distance bedtime stories too.
USO Facebook Fundraisers!
Help rally others to give via a USO Facebook Fundraiser. You can host a Facebook fundraiser to rally other military supporters to help support our men and women in uniform, and their families, during a time they need us most. Learn more about it here.
By contributing to one or both of these causes, you can help deliver the comforts of home to service members and military families around the world. So take a moment to pause and show your support this holiday season!